Fennelly out of Kilkenny side for six weeks

Updated: May 8, 2012

Michael Fennelly will be sidelined for six weeks after fracturing a bone in his ankle during league final win against Cork.

Michael Fennelly was stretchered off in Kilkenny’s 15th Hurling League Division 1 title victory over Cork at the week end. Fennelly picked up the injury in the 40th minute of the second half after what appeared to be a serious ankle injury. It has been confirmed today that the star midfield player fractured a bone in his ankle and will be out of action for up to six weeks.

This however, will not include the time period needed to regain match fitness after such an injury. Kilkenny have been hit with a number of injuries to some of their more influential player’s as of late. These include; Richie Power, Henry Shefflin, Noel Hickey, Michael Rice and Aidan Fogarty who are all currently sidelined. With the Leinster Hurling Championship looming around the corner this recent blow to the panel is the last thing the cats needed.

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